SocInfo2013 The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), 25–27 November 2013. SocInfo2013 The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), 25–27 November 2013. SocInfo2013 The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), 25–27 November 2013. SocInfo2013 The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), 25–27 November 2013. SocInfo2013 The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), 25–27 November 2013. SocInfo2013 The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), 25–27 November 2013. SocInfo2013 The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), 25–27 November 2013.

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<span style="font-size: 13px;">We are delighted to welcome the </span><em style="font-size: 13px;">5th International Conference on Social Informatics</em><span style="font-size: 13px;"> (</span><strong style="font-size: 13px;">SocInfo 2013</strong><span style="font-size: 13px;">) to Kyoto, Japan. The conference will take place from November 25 to 27 at Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University and is organized by the Graduate School of Informatics of Kyoto University.</span>

The <em>International Conference on Social Informatics</em> (<strong>SocInfo 2013</strong>) is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set of social phenomena. To that end, we are inviting <strong>interdisciplinary papers</strong>, on applying information technology in the study of social phenomena, on applying social concepts in the design of information systems, on applying methods from the social sciences in the study of social computing and information systems, on applying computational algorithms to facilitate the study of social systems and human social dynamics, and on designing information and communication technologies that consider social context.

This year SocInfo 2013 will be co-located with <a href="http://db-event.jpn.org/webdbf2013/">WebDB Forum 2013</a> (in Japanese). WebDB Forum 2013 is a Japanese domestic forum that covers a wide range of areas regarding database and Web, and usually attracts about 300-400 participants from industry, government, and academia.

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The proceedings are available online <a href="http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-03260-3">at Springer web site</a>.

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<h3>Awards</h3>
<h4>Best Paper Awards</h4>
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<div class="paper_title">Automatic Thematic Content Analysis: Finding Frames in News</div>
<div class="paper_authors">Daan Odijk, Björn Burscher, Rens Vliegenthart and Maarten de Rijke</div></li>
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<div class="paper_title">Follow My Friends This Friday! An Analysis of Human-generated Friendship Recommendations</div>
<div class="paper_authors">Ruth Garcia Gavilanes, Neil O’Hare, Luca Maria Aiello and Alejandro Jaimes</div></li>
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<h4>Best Paper Runner-ups</h4>
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<div class="paper_title">Predicting User's Political Party using Ideological Stances</div>
<div class="paper_authors">Swapna Gottipati, Minghui Qiu, Liu Yang, Feida Zhu and Jing Jiang</div></li>
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<div class="paper_title">Using and Asking: APIs Used in the Android Market and Asked About in StackOverflow</div>
<div class="paper_authors">David Kavaler, Daryl Posnett, Clint Gibler, Hao Chen, Premkumar Devanbu and Vladimir Filkov</div></li>
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<div class="paper_title">Social-Urban Neighborhood Search based on Crowd Footprints Network</div>
<div class="paper_authors">Shoko Wakamiya, Ryong Lee and Kazutoshi Sumiya</div></li>
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<h3>Sponsors &amp; Supporters</h3>
<h4>Platinum Sponsors</h4>
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<li><a href="http://recruit-tech.co.jp/" target="_blank"><img class=" alignnone" title="Recruit Technologies Co.,Ltd." alt="Recruit Technologies Co.,Ltd." src="http://www.socinfo2013.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/recruit_technologies.png" width="229" height="84" /></a></li>
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<h4>Bronze Sponsors</h4>
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<li><a href="http://global.rakuten.com/corp/" target="_blank"><img class="alignnone" title="Rakuten, Inc." alt="Rakuten, Inc." src="http://www.socinfo2013.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Rakuten_logo.png" height="55" /></a></li>
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<h4>Other Sponsors</h4>
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<li><a href="http://larc.smu.edu.sg/" target="_blank"><img class="alignnone" title="Living Analytics Research Centre" alt="Living Analytics Research Centre" src="http://www.socinfo2013.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/LARC-Logo.png" height="50" /></a></li>
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<li>卓越した大学院拠点形成支援補助金</li>
<li>Kayamori Foundation of Informational Science Advancement (公益財団法人 栢森情報科学振興財団)</li>
<li>Kyoto Convention Bureau (公益財団法人京都文化交流コンベンションビューロー)</li>
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<h4>Supporters</h4>
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<li><a href="http://www.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.socinfo2013.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/title_en.gif" height="40" /></a></li>
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